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Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott timber agreement

Identifier: AC-455

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a one-page agreement between Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott, dated November 22, 1862. The agreement allows Scott to cut 2000 cords of wood off of Smyth's land, giving distinct descriptions of where to cut and where not to cut the timber.


  • 1862 November 22


All materials are in English.

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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical Note

The Tobias Smyth listed in the agreement is most likely one of the four founders of Emory & Henry College. Smyth served on the College's Board of Trustees from 1836 until his death in 1872. His farm was located about a mile north of the College campus (located in Emory, Virginia) and is likely where the timber specified in the agreement was located.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm & Silverfish in 2008 and accessioned as AC.2008.073.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, June 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Tobias Smyth and Charles Scott timber agreement
Processed by Anita Elliott, updated by Kim Sims
June 6, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository